Hey ladies, my name is Christina and I have an unusual weight loss story to share with you today. I want to share my story of desperation, I know how it feels like when you are looking for help but do not know whom to approach.
One of the worst feelings is to yearn for something we always wanted yet feeling ashamed about what we currently have!
I used to feel the same about my body and health. I am sure you can relate to what I am saying in some way. The feeling when you constantly compare yourself with someone else and imagine how happy you would be if you looked like them. People often tell you to be happy with what you have, yet, somehow you cannot do away with that feeling.
I wanted to have a GREAT LOOKING and SLIM BODY that gives me a WOW feeling and makes me FEEL GOOD ABOUT MYSELF. I wanted to walk in a party and be the PERSON EVERYONE IS ATTRACTED TO because I look amazingly sexy. I wanted the CONFIDENCE TO ENJOY EVERY MOMENT because I am HAPPY and PROUD of everything I have.
People told me to give up. My family told me to give up. I even told myself to give up. Have you ever told yourself to give up because deep down you feel like you are going to a dead end? Don’t!
How did I do it? Well, a lot of what really worked for me is things you probably won’t read about in the magazines or mainstream weight loss programs, and I know these things can work for you too!
I am not a naturally lean and thin girl; in fact, I was downright obese for many years. My parents didn’t care and kept on assuring me that I was beautiful the way I looked. I used to avoid parties just because I didn’t want to get any negative attention. At times, I literally used to feel like closing myself in a room and secluding myself from the world. Forget about going for a date…I simply got NO ATTENTION from boys.
You see, I had been obese and self conscious about my weight for a long time. Not only did it become a problem in my daily activities – my job, my social life and even my personal life, but it felt like a chronic disease.
Worst of all, I reached a stage where I was so frustrated that I started reading every book on the library bookshelf on dieting and weight loss. I tried almost every over-the-counter diet pill I found, went for low carb, low fat diets, and even hit my credit card limit for an expensive personal trainer…only to find that a pound lost is followed by a two pound gain…The sticky, stubborn, annoying weight always came back!
That was the low points of my life – I lacked confidence and self-esteem thinking that, things couldn’t get any worse than this.
One day I was just flipping through the pages of a magazine until I read an interview with Angelina Jolie. Oh my god! My eyes were shot open and I was inspired with the way she carries herself. I went crazy for days, reflecting on what was wrong with me? Why can’t I be like her? I started writing down the things I did to gain this weight. For the first time in my life, I had to shamelessly accept that I had been wrong all my life. Here is what I scribbled down… Read more…